Initiative at a glance

Switzerland and Sweden face common challenges in our high-tech industries. Both countries need to be constantly innovative and improve their production systems to maintain a solid domestic industrial base. Being two of the world leaders in innovation, Switzerland and Sweden form natural partners in tackling these tasks.

SWII is an industrial R&D partnering program with the objective to increase market oriented high-technology R&D projects between Switzerland and Sweden.

SWII gathers the most technology intensive MNEs, SMEs and academia two to three times a year and issues bilateral calls for R&D project proposals within Eureka & Eurostars.

Results with SWII since 2013 are: 54 R&D consortia & projects to a value of 78 million Euros. Altogether, projects include 180 Swiss and Swedish project partners, there among 84 SME companies.

The initiative is a result of the good bilateral relations between Swiss and Swedish research organizations and academia, companies and innovation agencies. It is also a direct spin off to the four Research and Technology Workshops conducted in 2009 and 2010 arranged by Business Sweden and SAAB in co-operation with Swiss partners.

Swiss Swedish Innovation Initiative founding members

Upcoming events

End of September, 2024
Swiss Swedish Innovation Initiative
More information to come soon
March, 2025 
Swiss Nordic Bio
Read more here

Contact person:
Ms. Viktoria Pletikos, Consultant,
Business Sweden Switzerland


Direct phone: +48 532 401 657
E-Mail: viktoria.pletikos@business-sweden.se